How To Handle Bad News

 Job 1:20-22; 2:9-10

I.    Vs 20-21    (Worship)
The coronavirus can be labeled as bad news for several reasons, because
people have suffered loss at various levels. Job suffered the loss of his
family, wealth, and health, but he made a decision to worship the Lord. We
may be restricted by quarantines, and church closures, but we are free to
bless the Lord at all times. Too often we allow our circumstances to
determine our attitude, mood, and level of praise. But this is still “The
day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm
118:24.   

II.    Vs. 22    (Don’t Sin)
Here is a statement to consider “When things go well God gets none of the
credit, but when things go bad. God gets all of the blame”. I hope this
statement is not true in your life, because Job did not sin or complain. The
Lord has the right to do whatever he wants to do without getting our
permission. “WHY” Because he is GOD. Parents understand this principle,
because children are not old enough to vote as long as they live under your
roof. LOL. So when things do not go your way, don’t sin. Now is the time to
remember “And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28.

III.    Vs. 2:9-10    (Don’t Change)
Before Job lost seven sons, three daughters, servants, 7,000 sheep, 3,000
camel, 500 oxen and 500 donkeys. He was perfect, upright, feared God,
shunned evil, prayed, and gave offerings. After Job lost seven sons, three
daughters, servants, 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camel, 500 oxen and 500 donkeys, He
still was perfect, upright, feared God, shunned evil, prayed, and gave
offerings. Job did not change and retained his integrity. Most of the time
bad news changes people for the worse and not the better. So, child of God
since Malachi 3:6 says “For I am the Lord, I change not.” Don’t allow bad
news to change you.

I hope this was a blessing to you as we face the coronavirus togther with
the Lord.

Because He Lives,
Bro. Mack